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India-Bangladesh Test match: In another first at Eden, HIV+ kids to escort players to ground
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

A total of 35 HIV-positive children from a city home will escort the India and Bangladesh teams from pavilion to ground when the historic pink ball test match starts this Friday.

Cyclone Bulbul: Help everyone, don’t look at their (political) colour, Mamata tells officials
Thu, Nov 14, 2019

“Help them (cyclone-affected people) in the way in which you saved them. For some days, don’t look at duty time. Do as much work you can. If necessary, work for 12 hours. Don’t worry, we will compensate you in other ways later,” she told the officials at the meeting.

Cyclone Bulbul: Mamata forms task force for relief work, tells officials to stay alert on attempt to politicise
Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Mamata, who reached here after taking an aerial survey of the affected areas, also directed setting up of similar task force, led by the district magistrate, in each of the affected districts to monitor relief work.

Visva-Bharati University: Students opposed, staff split as CISF gets back on security
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

A majority of the faculty, students and staff opposed the move, that followed a request by Vice-Chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty to the HRD for CISF security.

As Bengal labourers return from Kashmir, they ask themselves: ‘What will we do now?’
Tue, Nov 05, 2019

The uncertainty of job loomed over them as some even came empty-handed after being denied wage payment by those for whom they worked in Kashmir.

Bengal Assembly bypolls: Counting on Congress support, Left Front eyes Rajya Sabha seat
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

In the West Bengal Assembly, the maximum number of first-preference votes required to win the Rajya Sabha election is 49. The Congress has around 40 MLAs and the Left Front has 30.

Bengal labourers killed in Valley: At the funeral prayer, friends and strangers from far and near
Fri, Nov 01, 2019

Shaken by the tragedy, villagers have spent sleepless nights since Tuesday. Around 3 am on Thursday, people started milling around the ground, where a makeshift structure was set up to keep the coffins.

Kulgam terror attack: ‘No jobs here in Bengal, our men can earn lots of money in Kashmir’
Fri, Nov 01, 2019

In 4-5 years, Kashmir became a popular work destination for residents of Bahalnagar and neighbouring villages. In the last two decades, the number of people who flocked to Kashmir reached 400.

‘One after another, the bodies fell… I don’t know how I am alive’
Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Jahiruddin, who married Paramita Bibi about two months ago, had left for Kashmir to work in the apple orchards and paddy fields during the ongoing harvest season (October-December).

Kulgam terror attack: ‘Kashmir has changed, will never go there again for better pay’
Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Since Tuesday night, when police came with the news, nobody in Bahalnagar has slept, say villagers. A pall of gloom envelopes the village as it waits for the bodies of the five labourers.

Senior officials skip meet, Governor asks if there is ‘censorship’ in Bengal
Wed, Oct 23, 2019

The officials, the Governor said, had told him that permission to attend the meeting with him is not available as all senior government officials are presently in north Bengal, where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is on an administrative tour.

Officials skip meet again, Governor asks if there is ‘censorship’ in Bengal
Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Dhankar, who was visiting Dhamakhali in Basirhat, had called a meeting of senior administrative officials of the two districts on Tuesday as part of his visit.

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